Rose

REOPENING MAY 30, 2020

Oak Alley Plantation Historic Grounds and Gardens will reopen its doors to the public beginning Saturday, May 30, 2020.  The grounds and exhibits will open at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with the first visit of the "Big House" exhibit beginning at 9:30m and the last visit at 5pm.

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Rose

Date of birth: 
1808* (estimated)
Place of Origin: 
Louisiana (creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (Mulatto)
Relationships: 
Children: Marie Celeste and Nicholas
Notes: 
Age 28 (R5.194); Age 36 (R8.198); Age 47 (R5.239); Age 47 (R5.218);
References: 
  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Value: $100 (includes both children)
  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima v 46 act 173
  • R5.194
    • Louise Patin Succession, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Theodore Seghers, v 18 act 521
  • R5.216
    • Mortgage, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Adolphe Mazareau, v 18 act 207
    • *Estimated; Record lists "Rosa, aged 28"; Based off Rosa's age, she would be born in 1810. Records of this time frame are often estimations of ages and birthdates for enslaved people
  • R5.217
    • Mortgage, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Adolphe Mazareau, v18 act 459
    • *Estimated: Record lists "Rosa, aged 28"; Based off Rosa's age, she would be born in 1810. Records of this time frame are often estimations of ages and birthdates for enslaved people
  • R5.218
    • Mortgage, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Adolphe Mazareau, v19 act 653
    • *Estimated: Record lists "Rosa, aged 28*; Based off Rosa's age, she would be born in 1810. Records of this time frame are often estimations of ages and birthdates for enslaved people

Support documentation:

  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana 
    • Item no. 6; Page no. 74; Entry no. 42; PDF pg. 23 
    • Gives Rose as the mother of Marie Celeste;
  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Value: $1,000 (includes mother and sibling)
    • Gives Celeste and Nicholas as the children of Rose